Bible Reading Speaker
John Risbridger is Chairman of Keswick Ministries and serves as Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church in Southampton. After coming to Christ at a young age he studied Mathematics and Economics in Nottingham and was very active in the Christian Union. He spent 10 years on the staff of UCCF after 5 years in NHS management. He has a deep love of expository Bible teaching, along with a particular interest in the theology and practice of Christian worship. He is married to Alison and they have two daughters.
Chris Ansberry is a son of the United States. After becoming a Christian at the age of 19, he studied biblical languages and the Old Testament at Wheaton College. His desire is that the Church will recognise the Old Testament’s abiding witness to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus and be transformed by its witness. Chris is married to Carolyn and has three children. He teaches Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at Oak Hill College.
Steve Brady was born in Liverpool where he was converted in his teens. He is married to Brenda and has two children and four grandchildren. After a number of pastorates, he is presently Principal of Moorlands College, a trustee of Keswick Ministries, and author of a number of books including Colossians and Galatians in the Keswick Study Guides series, and The Incredible Journey, an Advent book published by BRF. A keen sportsman, he hates gardening and still has an irrational attachment to Everton Football Club!
Rev Dr Patrick Fung is the General Director of OMF International. He and his wife, Dr Jennie Fung, previously served as medical missionaries in South Asia for a number of years. As director, Patrick provides spiritual leadership for OMF which currently has more than 1,400 workers from over 25 countries serving among East Asia’s peoples. Patrick was one of the plenary speakers at Urbana 2009 and the Third Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in 2010. Patrick has two children, Elaine and Samuel.
For the past 11 years Jonathan Lamb has served as Director of Langham Preaching, a global programme providing training for pastors and preachers in over 70 countries around the world. He is a recent past chairman of Keswick Ministries, and is often speaking at conferences, training events and other ‘Keswick’ Conventions around the world. He is the author of several books, including three Keswick Study Guides, and this summer his book ‘The Dynamics of Biblical preaching’ will be published in the Keswick Foundations series. He lives with his wife Margaret in Oxford.
Peter Maiden retired from the role of International Director of Operation Mobilisation in August 2013. He now serves as International Director Emeritus. His new role gives more time for preaching and teaching which today his is his main ministry role. Peter enjoys family life with his wife Win, their three grown children and nine grandchildren.
Elizabeth McQuoid is a Trustee of the Keswick Convention and speaker at women’s events. She has written The Amazing Cross with her husband Jeremy as well as several Bible study guides. She earned her Master’s of Divinity degree at Trinity Divinity School and now serves in Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Aberdeen where her husband is the Teaching Pastor. Jeremy and Elizabeth have three sons.
Ian Randall was born in the north of Scotland. After university he worked in human resources and then in the 1980s entered Baptist ministry. From 1992 to 2011 Ian taught church history and spirituality at Spurgeon’s College, London, and the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic. He has written a number of books on the history of evangelical and missional movements. Ian is married to Janice and they live in Cambridge, where Ian is a locum hospital chaplain.
Martin Salter is married to Sarah and they have three children. He is part of the leadership team at Grace Community Church, Bedford. Martin has been coming to Keswick to work with the youth team for over 10 years and the whole family absolutely love it.
George Verwer is the Founder and former International Director of Operation Mobilisation, which is a ministry of evangelism, discipleship training and church planting. George shares the Christian revolution of love and balance right around the world. He starts at home emphasizing the need to worship God, live in fellowship with one another by walking in the light, and live a disciplined life of victory as forgiven, repentant, Cross-centered Christians. George and his wife are now involved in Special Projects Ministries (still part of OM) full-time. They have three adult children, five grandchildren and make their home in England.
Dave Fenton has spent much of his ministry life working with young people. Recently he has started working with CARE to look at ways of doing ministry in the ‘Third Age’. Some describe that as ‘at or near retirement’ - others call it the ‘energetic elderly’. Dave is Honorary Associate minister at Christ Church Winchester (that means he is technically retired) and retains his interest in the fortunes of THE SPURS. He is married to Heather and their three sons (and their wives) have blessed them with seven grandchildren.
Steph is an Internationally-renowned singer-songwriter from Edinburgh. In 2006 he was homeless, an alcoholic and a drug addict. Now, 8 years on, he shares the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever he goes through his music. Steph has an individualistic style of bluesy folk music, at times in striking acoustic format, other times with full rock attitude, and has been winning over the hearts and minds of virtually everyone who hears it. He has released 3 albums, most recently, the critically-acclaimed Kingdom Come.
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Steve James is a Welshman born in England – by accident! That means a passionate interest is Welsh rugby, but also a support for Man City in the football arena. Steve was in Human Resources before being called to work in church, first at St Helen’s in London and then after college at Oakhill, in Norwich, Vancouver and the Wirral before moving to his current post at Holy Trinity, Platt, Manchester. He is married to Rachel and they have 3 children.